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Leading Cause Of Death Among U.s. Hiv Patients

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cancers, Liver Failure and Other Problems Now Leading Causes of Death in Swiss HIV Study

The hallmark of AIDS is an array of life-threatening infections and cancers. Fortunately, with the arrival of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) in most high-income countries in 1996, deaths due to AIDS-related causes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV infection is the third leading cause of death among all U.S. women

HIV Testing Among Women Aged 18-44 Years United States, 1991 and 1993 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a major causeof morbidity and mortality among women and children in the UnitedStates. In 1995, of the 73,380 acquired... Read more »

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

Geneva -- New data show global HIV prevalence -- the percentage of people living with HIV -- has levelled off and that the number of new infections has fallen, in part as a result of the impact of HIV programmes. However, in 2007 33.2 million [30.6... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Leading Causes

I presented a lecture on AIDS awareness and prevention to a middle school. While I was there, the professor asked me what the leading cause of death was in AIDS patients. I told him that I did not have an answer, but that I'd try to get one...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The leading causes of death have changed markedly in the last several years. I think wasting syndrome has become increasingly more common. You can check what the Centers of Disease Control have to say about this at Read more »

#1 Cause of Death?

Can you please comment on this statement that I read in a recent newspaper in New York? Thank you"They may have a point. Ninety-four percent of all AIDS-related deaths in theUS occurred after the introduction of AZT, according to CDC...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
AZT was introduced in 1986/87 so most deaths from AIDS have occurred since then since the numbers of AIDS patients has grown markedly from 1981. Liver disease has emerged as a leading cause of death in AIDS patients since they are no longer dying... Read more »

Does AZT cause death to hiv positive

Hi dr im very shocked and confused about the use of AZT as a treatment for hiv positive patient my question is it possible for this drug to cause death of an individual after along use of the drug....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I am not exactly sure what your question pertains to.Let me comment-- zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir) was the first drug approved by the US FDA for the treatment of persons with HIV infection. In the early days of treatment (before we had treatment... Read more »

Scared!! Long time use of HIV med can cause death?

Good evening Doctor!!! Currently I'm a healthy undetectable lad. The med I've been on for 6 months is complera. Doing extremely well with it. Thankfully. I've re-read some info about my med. Is it true, that over a long period of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're doing very well on your medications, with no side effects and an undetectable viral load.There's no evidence that taking any of the current HIV medications (assuming that one's engaged in... Read more »
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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press


November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

Number ONE cause of Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey, isn't it sad in the terror days of anti-retroviral therapy and Junk Science brought to you by the members of AIDS Inc., that the number one cause of death in AIDS patients today is LIVER FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!

Boy isn't that a surprise? I really... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »